FILM SCRIPTWRITING SOFT

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Featured in this new edition are annotated excerpts from some of today's most successful films, selected to point up principles and techniques discussed. Interviews with working film specialists reveal the things professional directors, producers, story editor, and analysts look for in appraising the scripts that come across their desks.
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Overview

Featured in this new edition are annotated excerpts from some of today's most successful films, selected to point up principles and techniques discussed. Interviews with working film specialists reveal the things professional directors, producers, story editor, and analysts look for in appraising the scripts that come across their desks.
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Step-by-step guidance to scripting both fact and feature film and video. Insights from people in the film and TV industry who judge, select, and implement scripts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780240511986
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1982
  • Pages: 384

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreward

Film and You

Part One: The Fact Film

The Proposal Outline

The Film Treatment

The Sequence Outline

The Shooting Script

Writing Narration

Part Two: The Feature Film

The Film Story

The Film Character

The Story Treatment

The Art of Confrontation

The Step Outline

Dialogue Devices

The Master Scene Script

Part Three: The Tricks of the Trade

Adaptation and Its Problems

Surviving Story Conferences

The Scriptwriter as Businessperson

What You Should Know About ...

Lessons from the Pros

The Other Side

You and Film

Appendices:

The Storyboard

Judging Screen Time

For Further Reading

Terms You'll Use

Writers' Guild of America

Writers' Guild of Great Britain

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